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Eurofins WKS Labservice. New Textile Lab Joint Venture founded

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Thursday, February 8, 2018


Strengthening our Footprint in the Textile Industry 

As part of our strategic textile development, we have founded a joint venture (Eurofins holding a majority stake) with the German textile company WKS Textilveredlungs GmbH.

Our new textile lab is called Eurofins WKS Labservice GmbH, situated at Wilsum Germany, having 11 employees including textile engineers and textile lab technicians.

Our partner WKS Textilveredlungs GmbH is a textile service provider with 8 locations in currently 7 countries as well as actually 500 employees, working in the textile and clothing industry and having a deep network as well as memberships/president functions in various textile associations.

"The deep textile knowledge and network of WKS will be key to develop the German textile market. We will grow the new lab significantly and have an immediate cowork with the other Eurofins textile labs” say Thomas Herrmann and Jörg Brune, General Managers at Eurofins WKS Labservice GmbH.

Dr. Holtgrave, CEO of our joint venture partner WKS Textilveredlungs GmbH commented: "We are expecting a huge step forward for our clients by joining the global network of Eurofins"

Technical capacities and capabilities of WKS:

Our testing and consulting services provide solutions to all aspects of textile and clothing safety:

  • Compliance with legal requirements
  • Usability (fit for use)
  • Dimensional changes
  • Color fastness
  • Material Analysis
  • Test for harmful substances
  • Customized / tailored services

Product areas

  • Raw materials and components – woven and knitted fabrics, nonwovens, trimmings
  • Clothing/apparel
  • Accessories
  • Furnishing fabrics
  • Home Textiles
  • Footwear
  • Technical textiles
  • Bags, tents, camouflage nets, ...